Klamath Bird Oservatory

Rating: 5 stars   10 reviews


PO Box 758 Ashland OR 97520 USA


Study and protection of wild bird communities


Rearch and monitoring - conducts long-term monitoring and applied and theoretical research projects that use birds as ecological indicators. Birds tell us about the functioning of the environment as a whole, and this has important consequences for birds, other wildlife, and human communities.

education, informatics, science development, conservation - develop and deliver scientific results and bird conservation messages to decision makers in support of sustainable natural resource management and ecosystem conservation. Provide technical and human resources for effective data input, management, discovery, access, and analysis. Maintain and expand collaborations to provide capacity for meeting our mission and maximizing the effectiveness of our work and conservation outcomes. Through internships and workshops, provide technical skill development in the areas of bird monitoring and research methodologies, science delivery, and science education. Provide unique and diverse community learning opportunities that foster an appreciation for birds and an interest in science-based bird and habitat conservation. Integrate needs for science and outdoor education by delivering curriculum and supporting programming.

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

The Klamath Basin is a fabulous arena for the observation and scientific study of many, many migratory birds. This often includes endangered species and endangered habitat. Klamath Bird Observatory is the premier organization in southern Oregon and northern California for avian ecology. The organization is very community friendly and socially responsible with strict adherence to the principles of good science. Personally, even though I have BS and MS degrees in Biology, I have learned much and developed a stronger appreciation of the modern dinosaurs, birds.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

well-schooled, sympathetic to public interest and committed to acute and effective scientific investigation.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Have had and continue to have great educational outings dealing with migratory bird conservation. I receive their newletter and am completely impressed by the quality and level of expertise this group consistantly shows in their research and conservation ethics regarding migratory birds and environmental conservation as a whole. They are energetic, creative, inclusive, humble, hard working individuals who believe in their cause.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

research for the Klamath Bioregion regarding habitat protection and the effects of habitat manipulation on Neotropical Migratory Birds.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand it and clone John Alexander!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They have a conservation ethic I embrace and believe in myself.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Smart, energetic, friendly.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Protect habitat, eliminate urban sprawl, enhance migratory songbird populations and survival.

Ways to make it better...

I would have been able to do more surveys with the group. However I needed to make a living greater than what the seasonal pay of the bird surveyers made.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Environmental degradation. That which faces us all.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I'm extremely biased toward living creatures besides humans and appreciate humans who are true stewards of the planet not just out for their own self interest unless of course that interest includes the non human inhabitants of this planet as well

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


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